Blackhawks suspend prospect Garret Ross indefinitely

Vernon Fiddler scores two goals and Jamie Benn has two assists in the Stars 6-2 victory over the Hawks on Tuesday.

CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks have suspended minor league prospect Garret Ross over accusations that he shared an image of a woman engaged in a sexual act without her consent.

The Blackhawks issued the following statement Wednesday:

“On Saturday afternoon, March 19, 2016, the Chicago Blackhawks and Rockford IceHogs learned of a legal proceeding against IceHogs player Garret Ross. At that time, we excused Garret from team activities pending our preliminary review of the matter. After further review, we have determined to suspend Garret indefinitely pending the outcome of the legal process. Because this is a pending legal proceeding, we will have no further comment at this time.”

The 23-year-old Ross, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan, was charged Feb. 2.

According to court records, a Sycamore, Illinois, woman told authorities in September that she exchanged nude video and pictures with one of Ross' teammates before ending the relationship after learning he had a girlfriend. The woman said Ross' girlfriend also dumped him for the same reason, and both men blamed her.

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